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Assistant Design Manager

Job Introduction

Work is significantly underway with reports produced for structural surveys and structural assessments. A mitigation strategy is being finalized, and a plan to produce detailed engineering designs, drawings, and specifications, or other forms of mitigation is in preparation. The intent is for designs to be carried out, in each instance, by our own Design House, or by external consultants, or by a design and build subcontractor

An understanding of structural engineering and building design is required to be able to make critical decisions and to interface / coordinate / integrate with other discipline specialists

Working with the Asset Protection Manager, and the Design Houses, you will take the outline plan and produce a detailed plan for design delivery to meet the construction programme; subsequently taking steps to ensure that no slippage occurs in the programme. Forecast dates should match the original scheduled dates unless a scope change to baseline is identified as being required and has been authorized by the project.

You will manage day-to-day interactions with internal (eg SCS Construction, Procurement, Legal, Logistics etc) and external interfaces, with the customer and third-party stakeholders (eg Property Owners, Crown Estates, External structural consultants who advise the Owners, LBC departments including Building Control, and Utility Companies (Thames Water etc). You will ensure the production of the design deliverables by our design partners meets the correct quality, contract, safety, time, and cost requirements. You will also work closely with the other design managers, to ensure coordination of design elements throughout the contract and to identify change.

In association with others, you will accept completed designs, complete with assurance documentation. Assurance processes include those of HS2, SCS, Crown Estates, LBC, and Utility Companies

Role Responsibility

  • Reviewing Client documentation and providing timely input into the design process
  • Planning, tracking, and reviewing design documentation
  • Coordinating documentation review with the relevant SCS teams
  • Assisting the Asset Protection Lead in the review of design resources and outputs
  • Ensuring that relevant design management plans and assurance plans are adhered to, within area of responsibility
  • Being familiar with, and committing to Health & Safety and Environmental Policies 
  • Implementing requirements of the Safety Management System
  • Ensuring that the Construction Team, Sub-Contractors and Suppliers receive or have access to copies of the Health and Safety and Environmental Policies, and are kept informed of all relevant developments and issues
  • Internal liaison with the Construction Team, QA team and Cost Control
  • External liaison with HS2, Subcontractors / Suppliers and Stakeholders, close co-ordination with the Asset Manager
  • Managing, mentoring, and developing junior team members and graduate engineers

The Ideal Candidate

  • University Engineering Degree in Civil Engineering or similar
  • Professional qualification (CEng, MIStructE); or close to obtaining this qualification
  • Building Control skills, working in a similar capacity for a contractor on a major project
  • Strong understanding of Engineering Principles, demonstrated by design experience
  • Extensive technical knowledge of construction techniques and best practices
  • Knowledge and Understanding of construction contract law and forms of contract through experience and formal training
  • Training in Health & Safety and Environmental management
  • Computer competence (MS Word, Excel, Document control system).
  • Relevant CSCS Card

About the Company

The role will work on the HS2 project. HS2 is the UK’s new high speed rail network. It will be a catalyst for economic growth across Britain, freeing up space on the existing railways and connecting 8 out of the UK’s 10 biggest cities with fast, reliable and frequent high speed services

The Skanska | Costain | STRABAG (SCS JV) is delivering the HS2 London Tunnels Contract. Scope of works includes twin-bored tunnels (TBM), SCL tunnels, shaft sinking, bridge demolition and reconstruction, services diversions, earthworks and the construction of site compounds.

You’ll be a welcomed member of the wider team, with opportunities to take on additional responsibility, join one of our networks for women, military or LGBT+ staff, and participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador).

SCS Railways is a Disability Confident Employer. We welcome applications from candidates with a disability.

Your personal and professional development is important to us. We welcome a discussion about how we can support you with further study, or professional membership or attainment for example.

HS2 – working with Skanska, Costain and STRABAG, closely monitors job applications, to ensure an inclusive recruitment process. To ensure we are able to maintain this, and to recruit a diverse workforce, we require candidates to complete the diversity form as part of their application so we are able to monitor and improve our approach to diversity.  Please note, all responses are anonymous and we will not share any of your data with other parties. All data will be held securely, (as stated within the Data Protection Act 1998) and will be reported to HS2.

It is an SCSJV requirement that all employees, Design House,  and Supply Chains must implement and comply with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System, ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System with guidance for use”, OHSAS 18001:2017  Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Information Security Management System, Policies, Plans, Procedures and Processes, and statutory requirements as they affect the Joint Venture ‘s operations and ensure that the requirements, as applicable within their discipline, are effectively implemented on the project. Develop a culture of safety on the project through the absolute commitment to the Zero Accidents target and ethos, and develops a wider awareness of quality, environmental issues and demonstrates commitment to achieve continual improvement and Zero tolerance.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

SCS Railways


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